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SolarEdge HD-Wave Inverter - Canadian Solar 3,450W Pre-Engineered Kit

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  • 3.5 kW Grid-Tie Package
  • grid interactiveGet the most out of your grid-tied system with SolarEdge’s revolutionary power optimizers. SolarEdge controls the harvest of power at the solar panel level increasing yields by as much as 25%.  The Power Optimizer optimizes energy output by performing Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) individually for each panel and also collect performance maintains a fixed DC string voltage. Power Optimizers measurements and telemetries of each panel, and transmit the data over existing electric lines. What’s more, the flexible architecture of the design results in cost reduction of cables, combiners and disconnect switches. Power Optimizers are guaranteed for 25 years.
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SolarEdge 3450W, Canadian Solar Mono Panels, Optimization & Monitoring Kit

Kit Description Part Number STC* Array Size Monthly kWh @ 5 Sun Hours /Day STC* SolarEdge Optimizer Model Type Panel & Power Optimizer Warranty
3450 Watt, 10 325W Panels
SolarEdge Power Optimizer Kit
SEHDCS-3450 3,450 Watts 518 kWh SolarEdge
P400-5NC4ARM
Grid Tied
Panel Power Optimizer
25 Years

*STC = "Standard Test Conditions" Definition

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SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter is based on a novel power conversion topology that significantly decreases inverter size and weight, while also improving efficiency. Weighing in at only 25.3 pounds and measuring 17.7H x 14.6W x 6.8D (including safety switch), SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter is the smallest and lightest inverter the company has ever manufactured, which enables faster and easier installation. Thepre-engineered innovative inverter complies with safety and revenue grade standards including: integrated arc fault protection; integrated rapid shutdown for NEC 2014 and 2017 690.12; and optional revenue grade data, according to ANSI C12.20 Class 0.5 (0.5% accuracy). Consistent with all its other inverters, SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter includes 25-years of free module-level monitoring and 12-year standard warranty.

SolarEdge Technologies provides electronics to that act similar to micro inverters at a panel level but uses a central inverter to maximize energy harvesting. SolarEdge 3450W Solar Kit is unique in that it uses a system in which each solar panel is connected to a power optimizer which guarantees maximum power to be drawn from each panel throughout the day then feeds the energy that it generates through a central inverter on the wall to the utility grid. The SolarEdge solution provides some unique benefits with their system, such as increased energy product per panel, improved safety for the DIY installer, and panel level performance monitoring. The power optimizers are designed to function continuously for over 25 years without maintenance in outdoor conditions with extremely low failure rates.

The SolarEdge DC-AC PV inverter is specifically designed to work with the SolarEdge power optimizers. Because MPPT and voltage management are handled separately for each module by the power optimizer, the inverter is only responsible for DC to AC inversion. Consequently, it is a less complicated, more cost effective, more reliable solar inverter with a standard 12 year warranty, extendable to 20 or 25 years. The fixed string voltage ensures operation at the highest efficiency at all times (97% weighted efficiency) independent of string length and temperature. Different brands and wattage panels can be used in the same string, making it easy to add to an existing system later or to replace a failed or broken panel. When the panels with power optimizer are installed, the homeowner can safely handle the wiring because there is only one volt output per panel until they are connected to the inverter and the inverter is turned on. The installer will know if the wiring is correct by counting the panels and making sure there is one volt per panel in each string. This allows for the quantity in series and the polarity to be easily verified.

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Canadian Solar‘s Maxpower modules with mono cells significantly improve efficiency and reliability. The innovative technology offers superior low irradiance performance in the morning, in the evening and on cloudy days, increasing the energy output of the module and the overall yield of the solar system. Excellent module efficiency up to 17.74%. Best warranty insurance, 25 year worldwide 100% warranty term coverage providing third party bankruptcy rights non-cancellable by 3 top insurance companies.

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What's On The Truck

  • 10 - 345 Watt Canadian Solar Clear Frame Mono Panels, CS6U-345M
  • 10 - SolarEdge Power Optimizers P400-5NC4ARM
  • 1 - SolarEdge, SE3000H-US HD-Wave 1-Ph Grid Tied Inverter
  • PV Wire, 10AWG, UL4703 with H4, 600VDC as Required to Edge of Array
  • 1 Line Drawing; Full Instructive Three-Line Diagram of Entire DC Circuit, as Well as AC Lines to Your Metered Service Entrance.

Canadian solarKit Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days After Funds Clear. Stocked in California & New Jersey. Custom Line Drawing PDF is sent via email in 5 - 7 business days.

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Options & Accessories Part # Price  
1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Racking Option D (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)

NOTE: Checkout Default Price Decreases in Segments As Per Unit Quantity Increases. ironridge solar racks
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)

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SolarEdge, Zigbee Repeater (range extender), SE1000-ZBRPT-NAenvoy  5700173SolarEdge
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SolarEdge, Zigbee Wireless Card, Slave, use with SE1000-ZBGW-K-NA, to plug into Inverter, With External Antenna, Digi International, SE1000-ZB03-SLV-NAenvoy  5701104SolarEdge
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3100494UP Inverter Size Increased from Inverter shown to next size up. [Example: SE7600A-U shown above under "What's on the Truck" to SE10000A-U] 1 EA per inverter up-size.  3100494UPSolarEdge
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Additional Hardware That May Be Required

dcBlue Pacific Solar has provided all of the main parts you will need for your kit. (See "What's On The Truck") Roof racks and roof rack attachment options or a ground rack system are site specific options that are not included with the base package. Additionally some additional items sourced from your local hardware store that your may need to purchase are: Conduit, appropriately sized electrical wire from the array, some fasteners, sealant, grounding rod, junction box at the edge of the array where you will make the transition to conduit, an AC combiner box if you have more than one string and a AC disconnect within 10' of the main panel which may be required in some local jurisdictions.

 

SolarEdge Product Warranty Program

SolarEdge includes a 25 year warranty for power optimizers and a standard 12 year warranty for inverters, extendable to 20 or 25 years. SolarEdge manages a rapid RMA (Return Material Authorization) process and guarantee a replacement unit shipped within 48 hours at no cost, given the reported defect is eligible for coverage under the Limited Product Warranty.

The warranty extension is available with a one-time payment fee and must be activated within 16 months of inverter shipment. Should you choose to purchase the extended warranty, you would contact SolarEdge directly as the warranty is between you the consumer and SolarEdge. www.solaredge.us/groups/us/service/warranty

Please see the fees below for warranty extension cost:

  • Extension from 12 to 20 years Price ($) Single Phase Inverter Less Than 4kW $228
  • Single Phase Inverter Greater Than 4kW - 7kW $288
  • Extension from 12 to 25 years Price ($) Single Phase Inverter Less Than 4kW $437
  • Single Phase Inverter Greater Than 4kW - 7kW $469

SolarEdge / Microinverter Comparison

Benefits

Microinverters

SolarEdge
Power Optimizers

 Details

Cost per Watt

Higher

Lower - 20-50% cheaper

  • Microinverters cost includes trunk cables and gateways

  • SolarEdge system cost includes inverter, built-in module-level monitoring and 25 year warranty for inverters and power optimizers

Scalability

Not scalable

Scalable

  • The cost/watt of a SolarEdge system decreases as installation
    size increases

Added Energy

Lower

Higher

  • Power optimizers have higher efficiency (99.5%) than Microinverters
  • Reduced efficiency of Microinverters increases heat dissipation
    which enhances module degradation
  • Microinverters have a higher minimum voltage than power
    optimizers:
    • Less shading tolerance
    • Late wake up leading to fewer production hour

Compatibility

Limited

Broad

  • Microinverters have a limited AC output power (e.g. no support for 72-cell modules)
  • When connected to higher capacity modules, the excess DC power is
    lost. E.g. in a 6kW installation of 260W modules, only 5kW AC power
    will be produced

Reliability

 Lower

Higher

  • Microinverters have much higher part count leading to increased
    failure rate
  • Some Microinverters work with electrolytic capacitors which have
    short life time
  • Microinverters create higher temperatures

 

SolarEdge HD-Wave Grid Tied Inverter Canadian Solar 3450W Kit Do-It-Yourself Home or Business Package

The SolarEdge HD-Wave Grid Tied Inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power conversion architecture to achieve superior solar power harvesting and best-in-class reliability. A proprietary data monitoring receiver has been integrated into the single phase solar inverter and aggregates the power optimizer performance data from each solar panel. This data can be transmitted to the web and accessed via the SolarEdge monitoring portal for performance analysis, fault detection and troubleshooting of PV systems.

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NOTE, IMPORTANT INSTALLATION: It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that all products are installed and operated in accordance with local and national building codes as specific by the NEC (National Electric Code), UBC (Uniform Building Code) or IBC (International Building Code) and local utility company policy. These codes may vary from city to city and county to county. All Grid-tied solar installations should be permitted and inspected, where required, by the local inspection authority in the same manner as other equivalent electrical systems. Blue Pacific Solar recommends you contract with a local licensed electrician to do the final electrical connection of your solar system from the AC disconnect to your home utility breaker box. Some local permitting authorities require that a licensed electrician do all the wiring from the rack to the utility interconnect for your SolarEdge 3450W Solar Kit. If you need help with the permitting documents for your kit, we are here for you. Solar permit service add on is available at checkout.

Additional Safety Instructions; Perform all electrical installations in accordance with all applicable local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70. Be aware that only qualified personnel should install or replace SolarEdge optimizer. Do not attempt to repair the SolarEdge optimizer; it contains no user-serviceable parts. If it fails, please contact SolarEdge customer service to obtain an RMA (return merchandise authorization) number and start the replacement process. Tampering with or opening the optimizer will void the warranty. Before installing or using the optimizer or inverter, please read all instructions and cautionary markings in the technical description and on the solar equipment. Connect the SolarEdge kit to the utility grid only after receiving prior approval from the electrical utility company. Be aware that the body of the optimizer is the heat sink. Under normal operating conditions, the temperature is 15°C above ambient, but under extreme conditions the optimizer can reach a temperature of 80°C. To reduce risk of burns, use caution when working with optimizer. Do NOT disconnect the solar module from the SolarEdge optimizer without first removing AC power.

This SolarEdge HD-Wave Grid Tied Inverter Canadian Solar 3450W Kit is an affordable expandable do-it-yourself (DIY) high quality solution for your home or businesses energy independence.